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School Closure

We make every effort to ensure that school is open to our school community between 8am and 4pm each day throughout term time. 

From time to time, we recognise that it may be necessary to initiate a school closure. The Executive Principal will only take the decision to close the school if:

  • There is a failure within the school which makes it impossible to accommodate all pupils safely
  • Icy or snowy weather is so significant that we are unable to ensure the site is safe for pedestrian access or that a significant number of school staff are unable to travel safely to school.
School staff will notify the school community of a closure via the following methods:
  • An Arbor in App message
  • A Facebook / Twitter post
  • An announcement via Dearne FM and Hallam FM
  • Barnsley Council School Closures

In the event of a school closure, we ask parent to avoid trying to contact school so that phone lines remain accessible to staff and other services we may need to liaise with. If you have not been informed otherwise, please assume school is open – even if the weather is poor.

In the event of a school closure - we will be working hard to ensure school is open for business as soon as possible following a closure and will keep you updated throughout the day.